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Old 06-13-2018, 01:00 PM   #1
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Question CR-01 Unimog Almost 41% Price Increase? Seriously?


Hey folks,

A couple months ago, or less, I was looking at Tower Hobbies website and their Tamiya Unimog (CR-01) was about $360

I realize TH was purchased by Horizon Hobbies but - why did the price of this kit skyrocket by almost 41%?
  • That kit is listed now for $507.20!

I'm baffled - always wanted one of those - not any more
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Why did this happen?

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Old 06-13-2018, 05:38 PM   #2
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They eliminated discounts and raised prices all in one Fell Swoop.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:53 PM   #3
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Is this all to do with Tower or is it partly from the MAP thing?
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:20 PM   #4
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They eliminated discounts and raised prices all in one Fell Swoop.
They still allow nice discounts - I just got $38 off a $250 order

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Is this all to do with Tower or is it partly from the MAP thing?
Someone told me (after I posted the question in the original post) it has something to do with the MAP thing - however, hobbyking has them for $365 (or so)

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Old 06-14-2018, 08:59 AM   #5
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They still allow nice discounts - I just got $38 off a $250 order
Huh. The way I read the notice, the MAP pricing would not allow discounts similar to what Axial and Traxxas has done, but you can indeed still use the coupons on Tamiya apparently. I stand corrected.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:06 AM   #6
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Huh. The way I read the notice, the MAP pricing would not allow discounts similar to what Axial and Traxxas has done, but you can indeed still use the coupons on Tamiya apparently. I stand corrected.
I read on Facebook that coupons have been axed as well, but I haven't seen any proof of that. Then I read it was just the semis. I haven't seen a "no coupons" note on those listings either. And this MAP policy went into effect on June 1 so I think it was just an internet rumor.

The Tower coupons help make Tamiya more attractive than everywhere else, but the pricing increase still made me lose interest in a lot of their kits that I've had my eye on.
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You will enjoy the cr01 . I recently picked one up and really enjoy tinkering with it. I seem to drive it more than my bomber and scx10 or hpi stuff.
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It's going to be some time before the Tamiya MAP policy gets settled throughout all sellers.

If you want one and see a good deal, now is definitely the time to buy - waiting is likely to hit your pocketbook hard.

I'm still seeing many Tamiyas on fleaBay and certain retailers with zero change in pricing at this time.
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